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with us to find out who it is. wall street is obsessed. washington stocks fell for the second straight day. >> they will place higher and higher taxes on small businesses and family farms and on every working family so that government may once again grow at the people's expense. >> that was the famous line from president reagan in 1984 and really nothing has changed. we put together some numbers for you. for 2012, it is going to come in at $3.7 trillion. at 11:00 am eastern time tomorrow, cnbc is going to show it live. president obama is heading back out on the road to sell his fiscal solution. meanwhile, not everybody is happy with his barnstorming. sitting down and working out an agreement, he is back on the campaign trail presumably with the same old talking points. what we don't know is if he can lead his party to a bipartisan agreement on bis issues like we currently face. to explain these mysterious incantations, we are pleased to welcome back senator toomey. there is about a month to go. how is this going to end? help us out. >> i sure wish i knew. i think the opportunity is still t
closer to a tax and fiscal cliff fix? cnbc's own chief washington correspondent john harwood joins us now with all the details. good evening, john. >> reporter: good evening, laurie, and i think we are getting somewhat closer, and the white house would count it as good news that you found common cause with their report on the impact of fiscal spending. let's talk for a moment about what's happened on the fiscal cliff by the numbers since that early constructive meeting with the congressional leaders and the president. the numbers are all one. there's one month left for these leaders to figure it out. two, 1.4 it is is the amount to be shaved off by gdp and one is the amount of trillions of dollars that democratic aides, senior democratic aides tell me is necessary to get a deal wit end of the year with the remaining 3 trillion of savings coming in the early part of next year, ants finally one is the number of phone calls made over the weekend between president obama and house speaker john boehner so there hasn't been a lot of concrete progress, but there is total progress in terms of the
of the political art here, i'm in washington but i would say if you had these points of views in a business context, as close as they are, i would say a deal would be in reach. >> you see some fundamental level of optimism from lloyd blankfine but a long way to go with the combination of prief pressure and public pressure, like the president is going to exert before we actually go to the flight of fired. i asked the treasury secretary should the president return to wall street. he it must be someone who understands markets, marry. >> me have 33 days to -- head of all pi he told john harwood. marge i will hates have to go up somewhat. he said that's going to put a drag on the economy but we have to do something about the deficit. i don't really understand reasonings. i think he needs to go back to economic then i would argue the deficit gets worse because the revenues don't come in because the unemployment rate goes up. >> you're absolutely right. france instituted a 75% marginal tax great early last night grease going we've got to make sure we're getting gross right if we want to face the deficit.
to comment, "the washington post" columnist matt miller, cnbc contributor and former new hampshire senator judd gregg. town hall.com political director guy benson and catherine manuel ward managing editor for "reason" magazine. look, i'm all for a deal. i want a deal, i want to save the country, do all the right things. why should the republicans sign on to higher tax rates no spending in run and something that matt miller never would have done, democrats want to actually spend more in a bill that's supposed to be about fiscal restraint. why should the gop sign on to that? >> they shouldn't and they won't. this is silly, no the a serious proposal. this is a first proposal where they're going for the moon, republicans should counter saying here's our counter-proposal, let's repeal obama care, enact the ryan plan and have their wish list. >> was it geithner or liu, the chief of staff? you're shaking your head to that. jack lew, the chief of staff, did a hell of a job. i am told he is the new geithner, that's why he's key to these talks. judd gregg, a former insider, probably more about the b
. seeing a shift in tone in washington since the election. much more conciliatory tone on all sides here. i expect you'll see that on display tomorrow. the question is whether the fundamental stumbling blocks of democrats not wanting entitlement spending cuts and republicans not wants new tax revenues, whether those stumbling blocks can be finessed between now and the end of the year. >> many, many thanks. eamon javers, appreciate it. let's get first reaction from congress on the breaking news. welcome back to the show house gop chief deputy whip peter roskam from the great state of illinois. peter, great to see you as always. a lot of movement now. i want to ask you, do you think it's possible here, post-election, as the stock market literally hammers washington with the selloff? will democrats and republicans rise above partisan politics and get us something that can work? >> i think that there's a tremendous opportunity, larry, and here's why. speaker boehner, yesterday, gave a statement, a 10 or 12-minute statement and offed his sincere congratulations to president obama. and he said, l
. and that is there's been indecision and uncertainty in washington on our middle east policy, whether it's being tougher on benjamin netanyahu for defending israel than they've been on iran for not having nuclear weapons. whether it is the conflicting approaches to the middle east peace process, et cetera. so there's a vacuum that has to be filled. the u.s. has to step up and provide leadership. president morsi in cairo called mr. jabari, the terrorist who was killed, a martyr. the muslim brotherhood does have a close relationship with hamas. iran has given hundreds of millions of dollars to hamas in recent months. so the region is in turmoil. the u.s. should step up firm for our ally, make clear where we are, try to get turkey and egypt -- both of whom have been sympathetic to hamas -- to stand down. >> that's not happening. john, u.s. foreign policy in the middle east, maybe elsewhere, but in the middle east right now in the wake of libya and benghazi, we are at low ebb, john, in the eyes i dare say of middle eastern countries and in the eyes of european countries and maybe in the eyes of asia
>> the worst week in you want to point fingers? point them at washington. good evening, everyone, this is "the kudlow report." >> the president urged both sides of the aisle to get america's fiscal house before we fall off the cliff 52 days from now. what if they're arguing about the difference between tax loopholes and marginal tax rates. that's the debate. >> you mark my words. there's no way that the entire tax hike would be allowed to take place. no way. in terms of investment strategy, it is ridiculous that we'll be facing this. why all of the bickering when it equates to just one quarter of 1% of gdp. all right, supply side art mentor will join us to discuss. >>> also tonight, a shocker, david petraeus quits in disgrace or was he forced out just days before he was to testify in front of congress over the benghazi embassy terror attack. will we ever get the real answers? was the threat of blackmail behind this? >> we begin this evening with the president pushing congress to come together right now and solve the fiscal cliff mess. let's give peace a chance. >> cnbc's chief wa
, will they have to buy more? does the central bank see it self as a safety net position if congress and washington are as irresponsibilit irresponsibilityable as they are? >> i do not see us as that safety net. if we keep violating that, then we have bad policy. there is a limit. we have to discuss what that limit is. i haven't been in favor of that. i have lost that argument. but we can't continue down the road of infinite expansion of policy. he gives these guys the position of what not to do. it has been the great enableler. >> we have done our duty. inflation right now is under control and expectations are under control. i'm fully confident in arguing that. the second mandate larry is we need to create the conditions for full employment and that is where we get into a deep trap where we go on forever. if we do -- >> let me ask you today. vice chair janet young. one of the things that she said. she believes based on various computer models that the target rate should be early 2016, that is the longest out there. what do you make of that? early 2016. each of us has an opinion. she is speaking fo
there is so much waste and unneeded programs in washington. >> people want to cut social security? not republicans, not democrats, here in washington we have people who want to cut social security? >> it's the largest federal program, social security is. it's larger than defense. cut social security, cut medicare, we're going to freeze. >> let me get one in here before we go. i'm reading in the papers today, the financial times that they want business tax loopholes, so-called tax loopholes closed. no rate reduction on the other side. they just want to close them down. of course we're talking about oil and gas and coal. they want $150 billion in revenues. that's going to be on top of the 400 or 500 billion dollars. tax rates may not go up but they're not going down. i tell you, to me this has stalemate. the reason i like this segment very much is the fact is stock market people think this is going to be easy. mr. obama called a couple of ceos over the weekend. i'd say right now there is just as good a chance for a stalemate as there is for a solution. last word? >> i'm willing to b
. >>> good evening. this is "the kudlow report". washington said if they don't fish t fix the problem we will have a sudden problem. the leading democratic senator forget to read a bill he was sponsoring? he is backing away from the measure that would have given them the power to read your e-mails without a search warrant without the signature of a judge. this week hostess now back on the chopping block. are the unions trying to ruin the holidays and the economy for everybody? >> first up this evening tonight fed chairman ben bernanke gave a warning fix the fiscal cliff or we are headed for a severe recession, so far, no concrete proposals and i have to ask again, are we headed for a stalemate or can we find an economy saving common ground. let's talk. we have abigail disney. we'll have a sudden fiscal cliff? >> i worry about the damage that mighting done in fixing it. you don't think the tax increases that could come at the end of the year and the spending cuts of less 100 build, you don't think those would in deuce a severe recession and everybody on wastreet? >> they are not that big
to washington, d.c.? we've got two kissy huggy cnbc contributors. jared bernstein, former vice president, biden chief economist, and kissy huggy jim pethokoukis of the american enterprise institute. jimmy p., i love this new washington picture. and i don't want to be pessimistic. i want to be optimistic. maybe they can make a deal. but here's what i worry about, jimmy. here's what i fear. the republicans are conceding that they'll give a revenue -- a tax revenue portion by limiting deductions. but i don't see any spending cuts. the sequester has been called off. mr. boehner would like a down payment on entitlements. i don't see that happening. to me remember it used to be 3-1 or 4-1 spending cuts to revenue increases. right now it looks to me like it's 10-1. 10-0. $10 of revenue hikes and no spending cuts, jimmy pethokoukis. >> i think what we're going to get at the end of the day, you're going to get a lot of tax increases, and then you're going to get a lot of promises about caps and mechanisms. be careful of the word "process." there's going to be a process in place for looking at further sp
. minutes ago we learned amtrak is resuming service from newark to washington and area airports are almost back to normal. and between news for the 26 mile new york city marathon will proceed as planned this sunday. >> so welcome back, everybody. the pictures and stories left from the storm's after math are still jaw-dropjaw-dropping. let's begin with scott cohn in lower manhattan. >> larry, hurricane sandy sent about 4 feet of water in the financial district and they think it actually may be a total loss, about $300,000 worth of damage. and they don't know if insurance is going to cover it. you multiply that by thousands of businesses and you begin to get a sense of what the problem is. and then there's the issue of getting around and getting gas. mary thooyor thompson has that . >> people with been waiting in line two to three hours. there's a shortage of power to open other gasoline stations. a lack of electricity plaguing the tri-state area. >> dangerous conditions at the gas terminal which is crucial. workers here trying hard to clean things up, but tough to do so without power. over
. if washington avoids the fiscal cliff, if, it sure looks like this could be a big-time buy opportunity. think about it. we are about to ask the money manager if he is thinking the same thing. later, president obama's going to make a public campaign to build support for his fiscal plan but what are those plans exactly? what is this public campaign? what's going on inside of his head. and don't forget, folks, i know sometimes it is discouraging. free market capital its silver medal the best path to prosperity ask i believe that it will prevail. just ask those oil drillers in north dakota. they have it right. "the kudlow report" is coming right back. >> going off the skifiscal christmas eve would be a disaster. >> time to rise above partisan politics. the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the information you want when you need it. it's
that and really concentrate the mind of these dopes in washington. >> wasn't it bob ruben who said during the clinton years -- or james carville -- the same thing. look what happened, clinton cut the rate and you had a huge rally in stocks and bonds. the stork market may do the same thing here. >> if you want to root for a bullish stock market, maybe in the short term, let's get a deal going and then do tax reform and entitlement reform. meantime, i think stocks are warping these guys you're going to put us on the precipice of a recession, and that's bad for earnings and stocks. >> the fed has done the same thing. they've come out in recent weeks and said instead of just buying $45 billion of bonds every month, we may have to double that and extend it out further. >> richard fisher of the dallas fed told me last night they don't do that. actually, that's not fair. he said in his opinion they shouldn't do that. we don't know, you might right. mike of "forbes," thank you very much. >>> this is truly the video of the day. the israelis get their man. the military head of hamas taken down with
question that i'm hearing from washington all the time. so let's talk. we have cnbc contributor jack bernstein, former chief economist, and art laffer, former reagan adviser. i'm not attacking obama or anything. i'm just saying there is a lot of talk of stalemate. well perhaps go through where, why and how. staffs have been meeting unsuccessfully. some people are saying, art, that the scenario is going to be that president finally throws up his hands and says there is no deal, we're going to have a stalemate and we will tall off the fiscal cliff into recession and then he will blame the republicans. what's your take? >> i think he's going to blame the republicans, larry, for sure. and i think in the republican's interest to delay it as long as possible and make the republicans look as uncooperative as possible. but we will fall off the cliff anyway, larry. and i think we will have a very bad year in 2013, even if they do extend all of the tax cuts. i think we have a real bad scenario coming forward. >> jared bernstein, what do you think that the president might go off the cliff. okay
we expect mitt romney or obama to pull off a sizable win? who knows. chief washington correspondent john harwin knows. >> everything we know suggests it's going to be chose. let me give you context for prediction of a romney victory. take the latest nbc/"wall street journal" poll. obama 48%, romney photography%, can't get any closer than that, well wind the margin of error. then go to the battleground states. we've got three late battle ground state polls. first of all in the state of virginia which as you mentioned, polls close early, 13 electoral votes, 48/47, president obama on top. state of florida, two-point lead for president obama. the state of ohio, most people have seen as the hinge point of this election, president obama's up 51/45. let's look at where the battleground states stand. if you average polls taken on the real clear politics website, of the nine battle ground states romney is only leading in the average of those polls in the two of them, north carolina and florida. the other states, president obama's got a lead. i'm talking about iowa, colorado, new hampshire, o
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